Match Report: Roma 1-0 (Agg; 2-2) Shakhtar Donetsk

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Edin Dzeko’s strike ensured Roma reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 2008 with victory over Shakhtar Donetsk.

The striker raced through on goal to poke the ball past the advancing Andriy Pyatov seven minutes into the second half.

Shakhtar’s hopes were then all but ended when defender Ivan Ordets was shown a straight red card for pulling down Dzeko after 79 minutes, with the hosts holding on for a first appearance in the last eight since 2008, and just a third in the modern era of the competition.

Shakhtar were unlucky not to get an away goal of their own early on when Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi almost headed an in-swinging free-kick into his own net with a glancing clearance.

 

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